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This site is best viewed while wearing your baby. If you haven’t scrolled down to the fine print at the bottom of our site, you probably missed seeing this little gem of wisdom. To us at NFO, it’s more than just a catchy little saying. Being close to the people you love forms the very basis of attachment parenting and a natural, connected family lifestyle. That’s why NFO is bringing you a special series of articles and reviews this month on babywearing and slings.

How do you wear a baby? Why? In what? We answer your questions with tips from seasoned slingers and pointers on some of the most well known, most popular products in babywearing. And it doesn’t stop here -- in future issues, we’ll be adding even more resources on slinging, packing and carrying. So snuggle in tight with your little one, click over to our new sling articles and enjoy this month’s issue of Natural Family Online!


As excited as I am to share all the features in this month’s issue, I’m literally bursting with anticipation over the next. We’ll mark World Breastfeeding Month by following up December’s special report from Dr. Linda Folden Palmer on the health risks of formula feeding with a new article packed full of strategies for families who need to use bottles despite the drawbacks. How can you make the best of formula feeding and help your babies grow up healthier? Read Dr. Palmer’s latest article to find out.

Also next month will be our first Earth Day series, celebrating the wonderful world around us and exploring our connection to it. Learn more about seeds and ecodiversity; make your own greenhouse – cheap!; discover the advantages of community-supported agriculture; save money and revel in the sunshine with a clothesline that fits your living space and lifestyle; and much, much more.

So are we bringing you the tools you need to live healthier, more connected, more natural lives? Let us know how we’re doing. Use the link in our Ask the Experts channel to shoot us a question for any of our expert panelists. Click on the Contact links at left to let us know what kind of articles you like, what you want more of, what ideas and techniques are on your mind right now. We want to bring you more of the things that help make a more natural family lifestyle easy for you.


Lisa Poisso

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